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Lu, Shanshan; Bi, Hualin; Liu, Xiufeng – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2019
Students have various conceptions of electrolytes in learning chemistry. The aim of this study is to identify 10th grade students' understanding of the electrolyte concept by using a phenomenographic method. Eight students, whose abilities were at different levels, were selected and interviewed. The findings show that four distinctive categories…
Descriptors: Grade 10, High School Students, Comprehension, Scientific Concepts
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Coffey, Heather; Putman, S. Michael; Handler, Laura K.; Leach, Will – Teacher Education Quarterly, 2019
While Grow Your Own (GYO) programs have sought for decades to remedy teacher shortages across the United States, myriad factors, including the demographic shifts in public school populations, have in recent years exacerbated the need to recruit and retain teachers of color and of bilingual backgrounds. Amid models of precollegiate and…
Descriptors: Urban Teaching, Teacher Recruitment, Partnerships in Education, College School Cooperation
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Woods, Amelia Mays; Ayers, Suzan F. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2019
There are several factors that contribute to the shrinking supply of teachers. Fewer individuals are pursuing teaching as a career; in the United States, for example, teacher education enrollments plunged 35% between 2009 and 2014 (Berry & Shields, 2017). In direct relation to the decrease in students entering preservice teaching, fewer…
Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, Teacher Supply and Demand, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs
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Curry, John H.; Jackson, Sean R.; Benchic, Maria L. – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2019
In the fall of 2012, Mason County High School implemented a 1:1 iPad program which placed the devices into the hands of every teacher and student. Researchers examined data from student and teacher interviews, program maintenance data and instructional change examples to answer the question, "Did it work?" With digital and blended…
Descriptors: Access to Computers, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Handheld Devices
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Kok, Karel; Priemer, Burkhard; Musold, Wiebke; Masnick, Amy – Physical Review Physics Education Research, 2019
In this study with 153 middle school students, we investigate the influence of the number of decimal places from the reading of a measurement device on students' decisions to change or keep an initial hypothesis about falling objects. Participants were divided into three groups, introduced to two experiments--the time it takes a free falling…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Measurement, Physics, Science Instruction
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Ceuppens, Stijn; Bollen, Laurens; Deprez, Johan; Dehaene, Wim; De Cock, Mieke – Physical Review Physics Education Research, 2019
We design, validate, and administer a 24-item test to study student understanding of linear functions in 1D kinematics [x(t)] and mathematics [y(x)] in the 9th grade. The items assess identification and comparison of initial position and velocity in 1D kinematics and of the y intercept and slope in mathematics using a graph or an algebraic…
Descriptors: Grade 9, Problem Solving, Student Attitudes, Mechanics (Physics)
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Eastman-Mueller, Heather P.; Habel, Melissa A.; Oswalt, Sara B.; Liddon, Nicole – Health Education & Behavior, 2019
Adolescents and young adults are disproportionately affected by sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). This study examined the association of "GYT: Get Yourself Tested" (GYT), a sexual health social marketing campaign, with several sexual health behaviors on a nationally representative sample of high school (HS) and college students (n =…
Descriptors: High School Students, College Students, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Marketing
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Alert, Marissa D.; Saab, Patrice G.; Llabre, Maria M.; McCalla, Judith R. – Health Education & Behavior, 2019
Little is known about the correlates of physical activity and sedentary behavior in Hispanic adolescents. This study examined at baseline and 2-year follow-up: (1) the relationship between self-efficacy for physical activity and physical activity, (2) the association of weight perception with physical activity and sedentary behavior, and (3)…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Obesity, Self Concept, Physical Activity Level
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Jordan, Jeffrey W.; Stalgaitis, Carolyn A.; Charles, John; Madden, Patrick A.; Radhakrishnan, Anjana G.; Saggese, Daniel – Health Education & Behavior, 2019
Purpose: Peer crowds are macro-level subcultures that share similarities across geographic areas. Over the past decade, dozens of studies have explored the association between adolescent peer crowds and risk behaviors, and how they can inform public health efforts. However, despite the interest, researchers have not yet reported on crowd size and…
Descriptors: Peer Influence, Peer Groups, Health Behavior, At Risk Persons
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Trainor, Audrey A.; Newman, Lynn; Garcia, Elisa; Woodley, Heather H.; Traxler, Rachel Elizabeth; Deschene, D. Nicole – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2019
Transition planning is particularly important for dually identified English learners with disabilities, who frequently face additional challenges to postsecondary education success. This study examined postschool expectations, transition planning experiences, and supports of a nationally representative sample of English learners with disabilities,…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Transitional Programs, Educational Planning, English Language Learners
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Pena-Shaff, Judith B.; Bessette-Symons, Brandy; Tate, Michael; Fingerhut, Joelle – Race, Ethnicity and Education, 2019
This study examines the relationship between students' perceptions of teacher treatment, school suspensions, and school climate in three high schools in Central New York (N = 1,444). Students completed an anonymous questionnaire about their perceptions of school climate and school disciplinary practices. Results showed racial and ethnic…
Descriptors: Racial Differences, Ethnicity, High School Students, Student Attitudes
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Jeziorski, Agnieszka; Therriault, Geneviève – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2019
Our study is framed according to a transformational-sociocritical approach to an education for sustainable development (ESD) that, in particular, considers landscapes as learning contexts of potential use for fostering engagement in the areas of environmental protection and sustainable development. In keeping with this perspective, we surveyed…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development, Student Attitudes, Earth Science
Karagöz, Beytullah – Online Submission, 2019
The purpose of this study is to investigate the pre-service Turkish teachers' lateral thinking dispositions with regard to different variables. The research is a descriptive study which was structured according to the correlational survey model. The sample of the study consists of a total of 197 pre-service teachers studying in the Faculty of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Thinking Skills, Creative Thinking
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Lacireno-Paquet, Natalie; Shields, Katherine A.; Agnew, Lauren; Gallo, Audrey – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2019
The Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast and Islands (REL-NEI) partnered with the New York State Education Department (NYSED) to examine the pathways used by students to attain a Regents diploma at the outset of a new policy expanding those pathways in June 2015. Under the new 4+1 pathways policy, students could replace one of the two…
Descriptors: Graduation Requirements, Exit Examinations, Social Studies, Achievement Gap
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Moore, Stephanie A.; Dowdy, Erin; Nylund-Gibson, Karen; Furlong, Michael J. – Grantee Submission, 2019
Using latent profile analysis (LPA), this study empirically identified dual-factor mental health subtypes, with a goal of examining structural stability of emerging latent classes over three high school years. Profiles' relations with distal indicators of well-being, psychosocial distress, and self-reported grades were examined to explore the…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Classification, Adolescents, High School Students
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